The New Gate - Newsletter

OKC incarceration outreach church seeks support

OKC Incarceration Outreach Church Seeks Support By Carla Hinton Religion Editor Published: Sat, October 27, 2018 5:00 Am Crystal King created the children's Sunday school craft lesson with her fellow church members in mind. The volunteer at Pennsylvania Avenue...

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Reentry Photo Audio Essay (USAToday)

The apartment was temporary – a cramped living room with a couch covered by a tan sheet. A Bible sat in front of a large-screen television. The Exodus House dwelling is one of many that gives haven to former felons as they try to start over. This is where Melissa...

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Atonement, free housing and life lessons

Exodus House helps ex-inmates stay out __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Published 11:48 p.m. ET Oct. 16, 2017 | Updated 12:03 a.m. ET Oct. 17, 2017...

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Campers on a mission

A prayer circle with benches, flowers in planters, and a fire pit overlooking Lake Texoma now greets campers at Cross Point Camp. The serene spot to pray and meditate was built this summer by children attending New Day Camp I, a program related to the Conference’s Criminal Justice & Mercy Ministries (CJAMM).

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Lives Changed @ New Day Camp

Each summer New Day Camp welcomes children (who have an incarcerated parent) to Lake Texoma to ride boats, take swimming lessons from an Olympic swim coach, bike, fish and so much more.

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Harlin leads CJAMM as new director

5/6/2016 Kristen Harlin of Sapulpa joined the Conference in April as executive director of CJAMM (Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries). A native of Little, Okla., she holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in sociology. In college she did an...

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A Life Touched by Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries

A Life Touched by Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries Shawn (shown pictured at center) is a life changed through CJAMM. He started his journey at Redemption Church and then went to the Exodus House, successfully completing the program within nine months. Shawn is...

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